Update 18:50z 30-Mar-2018
John has added a few more tid-bits to whet your appetite.
He added that the reason the teaser trailer was made was to emphasis how realistic this technology can be. The reason it looks so realistic is because of the following:
- We’re using licensed aerial photography taken from aircraft, not satellite imagery
- We have the position and height data for every tree in Wales and England
- We have the position and height data for every building in England and Wales
- We have an enormous amount of 3D objects modelled from our Orbx landclass regions in the UK, and we’ll add more
If we have any more information, we’ll add to it.
— Original Article —
Orbx continue to preview their new TrueEarth technology and this time, it’s in the form of a teaser trailer. The trailer, produced by Thomas Rasmussen shows off the upcoming England TrueEarth along with Barton Manchester airport (EGCB). This video has been shot in X-Plane 11 and gives you a great idea on the level of detail you can expect when the product is released.
Orbx England TrueEarth will be the first product released for X-Plane featuring this new technology. If you don’t know what TrueEarth is or what it means: it’s a brand new way in which Orbx are making regions in the simulator look incredible. Using a combination of photoreal scenery and 3D objects, Orbx have managed to create a environment that is true to life and accurately places buildings, landmarks and more on top of the high resolution texture work.
Also shown in the video is Barton Manchester airport. The airport will be fully integrated into the TrueEarth technology giving a seamless experience.
Whilst the trailer shows off the X-Plane version of this technology, TrueEarth regions have been designed to be released on multiple platforms. You can see how it looks in FSX/P3D with the giant Netherlands post. It will also be coming to Aerofly FS 2 in the future also.
John Venema also said that we can expect “dozens more X-Plane 11 products from [Orbx] in 2018 and even more in 2019”. Whatever platform you use, Orbx will be delivering big things in the years to come.